December 5th, 2013


The Future of Women

 ... raises new aspects of reproductive freedom, or lack thereof.  I like the idea of artificial gestation as an option for people who need or want it.  But then, I also feel that great good could have been done with genetic engineering.  I look at the disgraceful mess people have made of many scientific principles and processes, which could have been used in better ways, gone down in a morass of money and power plays.  So I suspect that the same will happen with this, to the detriment of women caught in the crossfire.

Unsold Poems from the December 3, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the December 3, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my LiveJournal profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods.

There are still a few verses in the linkback poem, "The Trains Must Run on Time" is now complete.

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Poem: "Inifinitesimal Divinities"

This poem came out of the December 3, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from Dreamwidth user Jjhunter.  It has been sponsored by lb_lee.  You can read more about the indriso form online.

Infinitesimal Divinities
-- an indriso

How many angels dance upon a pin?
How many iron atoms make a head?
Does God transcend the world, or dwell within?

A circle dance is held, but never led:
Each dancer's hand is clasped in its own spin,
A stranger charm than any priests have said.

Twixt science and religion, veils run thin,

And God holds every atom as they tread.


Poem: "Sore Afraid"

This poem is from the December 3, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from the_vulture, lb_lee, and Dreamwidth user Primeideal.  It also fills the "vengeance" square in my 11-26-13 card for the Origfic Bingo fest.  You can read about egregores online.

WARNING: This poem contains violence, mass destruction and casualties.  It's not very flattering of religion, but well, consider it canon-typical violence if you've read the Bible.
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